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Here's the phone number for Secretary of Education Rod Paige's office: 1-202-401-3000

Ask for Rod Paige.

He'll be busy. [Pulling his boot out of his mouth, maybe?]

See if she says you''re the only one who's called.

Georgia Hedrick, our indefatigable cartoonist, told the secretary that she'd read 103 messages this morning--from indignant members of teacher lists.

Georgia left the message that we are all waiting for a formal apology. Phone and add your voice. Dismissing his remarks as "a bad joke" or "a poor choice of words" is not an apology.

Then contact your members of Congress and your governor, demanding Paige's resignation.

NOTE: The public school bashers are quickly rallying to Paige's defense. See for example, Fightin' Words: A Blog on Why Secretary Paige, and the Nation, Deserve Better
By Jeanne Allen
The Center for Education Reform
Washington, DC
February 24, 2004


http://www.edreform.com/index.cfm?fuseAction=document&documentID=1712

News update: CNN NCLB is the subject of the Lou Dobbs show on CNN, Wednesday night at 7:00pm EST. According to Bill Mathis, Vermont superintendent who is a key player in the finance issues, "The film crew just pulled out of town yesterday. We will see if we are spun as super-heros, evil-doers or are ungraciously relegated to the cutting room floor."




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